Job Posting 77914

Community Developer
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Abbotsford
closes in 27 days (Thu, 30 Dec)
part time  •  $23.00 per hour

JOB POSTING 2021-76-01
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

Diversity Education and Resources (DEARS)

Community Developer

Wage: $23 per hour

Part-Time: 25 hrs/wk.

Permanent

Archway Community Services has been helping people since 1969. We provide more than 90 programs and services to clients at every stage of life. Our vision for the future is justice, opportunities and equitable access for all. We strive toward that goal by fostering community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership. Come help us help people.

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the DEARS Supervisor, the Community Developer leads the planning and implementation of the DEARS community engagement and education development. Responsibilities for this position include meeting with stakeholders, networking, strategizing with other organizations, coordinating large scale events, as well as the execution of projects that further support and drive the ongoing work of the program. This position helps strengthen relationships through mediating conflict and facilitating discussions between cross-cultural and interfaith groups, researching and enriching diversity education training content, teaching educational workshops, responding to crises and helping people talk about racism, violence, hate crime, heterosexism, religion, etc.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, designing and implementation of all workshops, trainings and education of the DEARS program.
  • Organize workshops, trainings, resources and education to businesses, community organizations, school classes, youth/adult programs and individuals who have experienced discrimination.
  • Provide support to Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) workshops and community projects.
  • Design and develop curriculums, education sessions and trainings.
  • Facilitate workshops, education sessions and trainings.
  • Participate in the Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition and serve as the liaison with stakeholders, community partners and concerned citizens.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, train and assign duties to program volunteers according to agency policy and best practice, in coordination with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Assist in managing the evaluation process with participants.
  • Participate in community committees, networking and strategizing with stakeholders and other organizations.
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of community events.
  • Maintain and expand the Diversity Education Media and Communications Strategy and the programs’ online social media presence.
  • Manage projects that further support and drive the ongoing work of the program by creating work plans and prioritizing duties and activities.
  • Facilitate discussions, including debriefings after large events or conflict situations.
  • Respond to inquiries and needs of the public, over the phone and in-person.
  • Conduct outreach activities and meets with diverse people on a regular basis, including at-risk youth, young parents, prisoner inmates, seniors, people from lesbian, gay, and transgender communities, people from various religious groups, survivors of violence, refugees, new immigrants, businesspeople, educators, and government workers.
  • Promote, support and advocate for human rights issues, individually and systemically.
  • Mediate conflict and facilitate discussions between cross-cultural and interfaith groups, respond to crises and helping people talk about racism, violence, hate crime, heterosexism, religion, etc.
  • Support victims of discrimination through hearing their story, recording the incident they have experienced and make appropriate referrals (this may be over the phone or in person). Bring these incidents to the attention of the appropriate tables such as the Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition.
  • Organize regular group or one-on-one meetings and assist the DEARS Supervisor in coordinating regular program meetings.
  • Participate in program and department meetings, providing regular reporting and updates as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Abbotsford Local Immigration Partnership (ALIP)

  • Take the lead in organizing and implementing deliverables for the Abbotsford Local Immigration Partnership (ALIP) project, as needed.
  • Communicate and serves as the liaison with the ALIP council members and community partners.
  • Coordinate and manage meeting reminders, follow-ups and logistical meeting needs.
  • Facilitate the development of the Immigrant Advisory Table and working groups, including generating meeting agendas, presentations, and moving the Table forward towards strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with Archway colleagues and partners by planning, organizing, and promoting Council and community-based events that support the mandate of ALIP.
  • Recruit and register participants to participate in ALIP events.
  • Provide regular online and social media updating, including updating the Media and Communications Strategic Plan for ALIP.
  • Write draft interim and final reports, as needed.

Requirements and qualifications

Education and Certification:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
  • Post-secondary education in Human Services or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience:

  • A minimum of one-years experience in youth or community programming and facilitation.
  • A minimum of one-years experience building partnerships with community groups and government agencies.
  • Experience giving presentations and facilitating meetings and conversations.
  • Experience managing volunteers.

Knowledge and Skill Set

  • Strong understanding, sensitivity and knowledge of human rights, diversity and discrimination.
  • Strong verbal, written, and active listening skills, able to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Strong competency with computers, able to use Microsoft Office365 particularly Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Able to use virtual meeting platforms like Microsoft Teams and Cisco WebEx.
  • Well-developed presentation and facilitation skills, able to engage an audience and facilitate productive conversation.
  • Strong planning, organizing, and time management skills able to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent relationship building and networking skills able to build rapport with clients, volunteers, and stakeholders.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • This position requires meeting with individuals and prospective employers in-person, whilst adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • This position may experience frequent interruptions and requires a strong ability to switch task.
  • This position may interact with difficult people or people in difficult situations.
  • This position may include some driving for work.

No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies. If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.

Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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